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5 breastfeeding tips for new moms

Breastfeeding can come with a learning curve for new mothers and their infants. And, many overwhelmed mothers give up on nursing without proper support and preparation. To help new moms get ready to nurse – and have success – St. Elizabeth lactation consultant Sandi Brown offers some advice.   Educate yourself Brown suggests pregnant women  

Reduce your risk of a stroke

Sudden severe headache? Confused? A bit dizzy? Symptoms that women tend to dismiss with a simple “I’m just  

Your guide to breastfeeding positions

Proper positioning when breastfeeding your newborn can make a big difference during early nursing when the baby – and mom – are adjusting to feeding. Sandi Brown, registered nurse and lactation consultant at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, said the key to getting a newborn baby in the proper position is to always support the two areas  

How to survive spring allergies

The beginning of spring brings warmer temperatures and a blooming landscape. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, spring can also  

Early heart attack detection critical

Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack and can range from elephant-like pressure to  

Long-term side effects of cancer treatments

Medical advancements in cancer treatment can save your life – but some forms of treatment can come with unwanted side effects that show up, in some instances, years later. As with any medication or medical procedure, there are risks involved that will be part of your conversation with your doctor. In the majority of situations,  

What causes a flat spot on baby’s head?

The recommendation to put your baby to sleep in their crib on their back has dramatically reduced the  

Talk to your college students about a safe spring break

For many college students, spring break is a welcome respite from the academic pressure of school and a chance to enjoy a little fun in the sun. For too many students, however, it can be a time of excess and poor choices in an unfamiliar environment. What can parents do to help ensure their teens  

What women need to know about “false positives”

A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that women who have to go back for more screening after receiving what’s called a “false positive” on a mammogram were more likely to delay getting that test again. According to Dr. Michael Guenther, in an interview with Local 12, the first thing people should know is  

Assessing your irregular heart rhythm

Your heart may seem to skip a beat, flutter, or feel like it’s racing. Or you may feel